'We need to stand up': The Scottish kids taking part in historic global school strikes
Children across Europe and the world are taking part in school strikes to highlight the threat to their generation from climate catastrophe
SCOTTISH school students will take part in an international wave of strikes on Friday [15 February] demanding action from politicians to stop the destruction of the environment and tackle global warming.
Primary and secondary school pupils will participate in the strike, which will involve leaving classes for an hour to protest outside their schools.
Powering Our Ambitions
Common Weal calls for the Scottish Government to launch a National Energy Company, to couple it with a Scottish Energy Development Agency and to Power Scotland’s Ambitions to become a zero-carbon nation which can tackle the problems of fuel poverty.
Common Weal’s latest policy paper Powering Our Ambitions lays out the rationale for a publicly owned national energy company (NEC) and presents the blueprint for making it happen. You can read the paper in full here.
Analysis: Attenborough's Davos environmentalism blames humanity and spares the system
The Davos elite think that humanity is to blame for climate crisis, and capitalism is the cure, David Jamieson finds
A MEETING of the international capitalist elite in the Davos ski resort in Switzerland has put discussion of the the looming climate crisis top of its agenda.
But a speech by British broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough at the summit (21 January) showed that the elite may be adopting radical environmental thought and twisting it to misdirect blame at the mass of the global population.
Fossil Free Now Ep 4: Why Climate Change made me quit my job
Episode 4 looks at climate activists working within the carbon economy
FOSSIL FREE NOW follows the campaign of Fossil Free Glasgow, a group of volunteers organising for the Glasgow City Council to renounce its investments in the fossil fuel industry.
Beyond the Noise: Reaction and resistance - 2018 in review
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
THIS week, Jamieson is joined by CommonSpace editor Ben Wray and CommonSpace multimedia journalist Rhiannon J Davies to review 2018 in tumultuous global politics and public affairs.
Fossil Free Now Ep 3: Effective Organising (the role of group culture)
Episode 3 from the Glasgow climate activists’ podcast series
FOSSIL FREE NOW follows the campaign of Fossil Free Glasgow, a group of volunteers organising for the Glasgow City council to renounce to its investments in the fossil fuel industry. This podcast series will discuss the blocks in our current systems that prevent us from meaningfully addressing the threat of climate breakdown, but also what a society freed from fossil fuels would look like.
'Climate complacency': Patrick Harvie calls on Scot Gov to introduce emergency climate bill
Scottish Green leader warned FM of 'climate complacency' in Holyrood clash
THE leader of the Scottish Green party has called on the Scottish Government to swap its Climate Change Bill for more urgent and radical legislation in light of new warnings over climate change.